The Criterion Challenge 2021

Welcome to the first annual "The Criterion Challenge" where we celebrate The Criterion Collection.

There are 52 categories - one for each week. Watch any Criterion related film released on Laserdisc, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, or on The Criterion Channel between 1/1/21-12/31/21. The films can be watched daily, weekly, or monthly, and in any order! I would like for all picks to be first time watches but will leave that up to you.

Helpful links to view the entire Criterion Collection: The Complete Criterion Collection and Criterion Collection by Spine Number

Categories:

1. 1984 - watch a film released the year of Criterion's inception.
2. Directed by Akira Kurosawa
3. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
4. Horror
5. Released on Laserdisc (Criterion…

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  • Paris, Texas

    1

  • The Hidden Fortress

    2

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    3

  • Antichrist

    4

  • Akira

    5

  • Chimes at Midnight

    6

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    7

  • Weekend

    8

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    9

  • The Phantom Carriage

    10

  • M

    11

  • The Great Dictator

    12

  • Good Morning

    13

  • Ivan's Childhood

    14

  • Harold and Maude

    15

  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    16

  • La Haine

    17

  • George Washington

    18

  • Boyhood

    19

  • Me and You and Everyone We Know

    20

  • Within Our Gates

    21

  • Italianamerican

    22

  • Tom Jones

    23

  • Monterey Pop

    24

  • Ugetsu

    25

  • Blow-Up

    26

  • La Strada

    27

  • The Bostonians

    28

  • It Happened One Night

    29

  • Jules and Jim

    30

  • The Gold Rush

    31

  • Invasion of Astro-Monster

    32

  • Stagecoach

    33

  • The Battle of Algiers

    34

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    35

  • Monsoon Wedding

    36

  • The Ascent

    37

  • PlayTime

    38

  • Shadows

    39

  • Withnail & I

    40

  • In a Lonely Place

    41

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    42

  • Always Shine

    43

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    44

  • The Seventh Seal

    45

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    46

  • Oliver Twist

    47

  • Babette's Feast

    48

  • Stalker

    49

  • Fail Safe

    50

  • The Big Boss

    51

  • True Stories

    52